You know how sometimes, you feel that you shouldn’t do something, then you do it anyway, and realise that you were right all along about feeling that you shouldn’t have done it?
Today was one of those days for me.
One of the items on my list of things to do here was to buy new shoes. My favourite Nikes are now seriously long on tooth, and while they fit me like they were moulded on my feet (and in many ways, they were), one begins to notice the look in the eyes of people who see you walk in with them, as they grope in their pockets for some loose change. (Some people don’t recognise history when they see it – when I started buying these shoes on September 11th, 2001, the Twin Trade Center buildings were still standing in New York. When I paid for the shoes, the buildings were gone)
So today was the day that I was to set out and go buy the shoes.